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Celebrate holidays safely in Swan City

Bringing out the fireworks? Here’s how the Lakeland Fire Department recommends staying safe during holiday seasons.

A crowd sits in camping chairs watching fireworks over Lake Mirror during Red, White & Kaboom Lakeland event. Trees and street lights block part of the view.

We’re fire-working to keep Swan City citizens safe.

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Lakeland, you’re a firework — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise caution when celebrating the holidays with them. To keep your home and family safe during the festivities, make sure you follow these tips.

According to a state law passed in 2020, you can legally use fireworks on Independence Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. That means firecrackers + Roman candles are fair game, but what does the Lakeland Fire Department recommend? Leave explosives to the experts.

LFD says to avoid one of the 18,000+ injuries caused by fireworks each year, it’s best to attend a professional display instead. Polk County also recommends using glow sticks for at-home celebrations, since even sparklers can cause injury or a brush fire.

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